[Bldg-sim] HELP WANTED - EnergyPlus Modeler

Peter Ellis peter.ellis at bigladdersoftware.com
Fri Jun 13 09:22:32 PDT 2014

Help Wanted – EnergyPlus Modeler

Big Ladder Software seeks to hire an *EnergyPlus* modeler to help us
advance the building energy modeling (BEM) industry by scaling up the
services, resources, and software that we offer.

*About Big Ladder Software*

Big Ladder is a Denver-based company dedicated to providing services and
software *for energy modelers and energy modeling firms*. The company name
reflects our mission to "help our clients reach new heights". Founded in
2009, we are a team of engineers and computer programmers who are
passionate about developing innovative open-source software tools for
building energy modeling. We exclusively use the *EnergyPlus* simulation
engine to perform whole-building energy analyses. We also offer training
workshops, commercial support, and custom software development services for

*Job Description*

This job is for a full-time position at our Denver location. If hired,
responsibilities would include:

- Performing building energy analyses using *EnergyPlus*
- Providing commercial support for our clients using *EnergyPlus* and our
software tools
- Teaching or assisting in training workshops on *EnergyPlus* and our
software tools
- Influencing the direction of new software tools for energy modeling
- Conducting research on energy modeling topics and software tools
- Authoring conference papers, white papers, and blog posts on energy
modeling topics.

*Job Requirements*

To be considered for the job, you should be able to demonstrate the
following minimum requirements:

- Some experience in working with *EnergyPlus* at the text level
- Deep expertise in using one of the main energy modeling engines (
*EnergyPlus*, *eQUEST*/*DOE-2*, *TRNSYS*, *IES-VE*, *ESP-r*, *TRACE*)
- Deep knowledge and understanding of building science and HVAC systems
- Excellent people skills
- Excellent writing skills
- Excellent presentation skills
- Ability to work independently.

Finally, this might be the right job for you, if you agree with most of the
following statements:

- You find yourself pushing the limits of your energy modeling tools on a
daily basis, and it frustrates you to no end
- You have worked at a mechanical or architectural engineering firm and
have performed or been heavily exposed to design work
- You considered becoming a teacher or a professor at some point in your
- You have been looking for an excuse to truly master *EnergyPlus*
- You think there MUST be better ways to do software for building energy

For instructions on how to submit your application, visit
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